2015 Gary Farrell Hallberg-Dijon Clones Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., pH 3.36, TA 0.69, 818 cases, $60. Released September 2017. Sourced from the 100-acre Hallberg Vineyard located just west of the town of Sebastopol. Clones 777 and 667. 100% gently de-stemmed, 4 to 7-day cold soak, 10 days post fermentation extended maceration, inoculated for malolactic fermentation, and aged 10 months on the primary lees in French oak barrels 40% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Heady aromas of boysenberry, earthy flora and bark. Noteworthy attack of mid weight boysenberry and blackberry fruits accented with baking spices and pine needle. Leaner than usual in this vintage, with bright natural acidity, immersed tannins, and some expansiveness on the finish. Score: 90. Reviewed October 8, 2017

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines